List of Artists → Hiroshi Yoshida
Hiroshi Yoshida (Kurume 1876 - Tokio 1950) - Artist
Japanese graphic artist, draughtsman a. painter. Besides Kawase Hasui Y. is one of the leading artists of the 'shin hanga' movement which combined the sophisticated traditional technique of woodblock printing with elements of western style. Y. studied painting under T. Suritsu in Tokyo since 1893 a. thereafter continued his studies at the Fudosha art school. He then travelled extensively through the US a. Europe, later also to China, India a. South Asia which led to an enormous variant output of landscape subjects. At the 1900 Paris world fair he won a first prize. Since 1920 Y. collaborated with Watanabe Shozaburo, the leading Japanese woodcut editor of that time; in 1925 Y. set up a studio of his own. For decades he was judge in the most important Japanese exhibitions. His early success in the US a. Europe were the starting point for his unbroken popularity also with Western collectors. Lit.: Vollmer.